Cardinal Health’s new supremo for the UK
and Ireland bullish about further growth
Cardinal Health, the rapidly expanding global provider of healthcare safety and productivity solutions, has appointed Mark Pettitt (46) as Country General Manager for the UK and Ireland.
After 21 years with Baxter Healthcare, during which he rose from sales representative to head up the company’s Medication Delivery business, Mark joined Basingstoke-based Cardinal Health UK as Vice President of Medical Products for UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries in November 2004. With years of hands-on experience of sales management, marketing and contracts, a diploma in Business Studies and a leadership qualification from IMD in Lausanne, he is expected to drive a period of sustained further growth for Cardinal Health in the UK.
“These are exciting times for Cardinal Health,” he observed. “Building on the high reputation of our Alaris and Pyxis brands alongside Martindale pharmaceuticals and a wide portfolio of other medical, laboratory and surgical products, we’re uniquely placed to respond to the many changing needs of those on the front line of healthcare in the UK and Ireland. Our main priorities – reducing the risks of hospital acquired-infection and medication error, and improving productivity – coincide with those of our partners in primary and secondary care. And we have such massive global experience in these crucial areas that we can help to implement best practice solutions across a broad spectrum of requirements.”
A married father of four, Mark enjoys mountain biking in his spare time – aptly so, for someone whose declared aim is “to make sure Cardinal Health has the vigour, versatility and sheer stamina to take the lead in our chosen markets.”
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About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health is a global provider of products and services to improve safety and productivity in healthcare.
A £40 billion organisation employing more than 40,000 people on all five continents, the company manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the world’s largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Cardinal Health is also involved in pharmacy management, staffing, consulting and retailing.
With a focus on making supply chains more efficient and reducing hospital-acquired infections and harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies to help hospitals, physicians and pharmacies reduce costs and deliver better patient care.
The pace of the company’s rapid expansion was underlined by the recently announced acquisition of Viasys Healthcare, which specialises in high-technology medical devices used in respiratory care, neurology, vascular medicine, critical care, and the medical and surgical product markets.Editor's DetailsAngela Tough
Last updated on: 27/08/2010